Thinking back to my own childhood, I’m pretty sure my dad would have laughed out loud at the idea of throwing a birthday party for me at a home goods store.
Why? Well, even though he went out of his way to teach me how to use tools, build things, measure things, saw, hammer, and maim wood and flawless drywall with power tools, he recognized that my best skills were holding light for him. and go get him a beer.
So while I wouldn’t have been the ideal candidate for a DIY birthday party, your son, obviously being smarter and more dexterous than me, might be.
Earlier this week, Lowe’s announced that it would offer children’s birthday parties at 10 of its stores in the United States, and Illinois has one such store in Naperville.
Other participating stores include:
- Brooklyn, New York
- North Bergen, NJ
- Orem, Utah
- Huntersville, North Carolina
- Noblesville, Indiana
- Franklin Tennessee
- Eastlake, Calif.
- Downtown Dallas, Texas
- North Peoria, Arizona
I totally get it. Home improvement shows are wildly popular, as is HGTV, an entire network dedicated to convincing you that you can demo and remodel a home to perfection using just a sledgehammer and lapping in just over 52 minutes.
Lowe’s calls this new venture “Build a Birthday” parties, and its pricing for the events starts at $349. Here’s how it works, according to BusinessInsider.com:
“Build a Birthday” parties give kids the experience of building miniature projects like wooden castles and race cars with their friends. Parties are available for children ages 5 and up and include safety glasses, aprons, construction party hats and a Lowe’s employee to supervise the projects. Parties last 2 hours and up to 20 children can attend.
As the proud parent, you can choose to upgrade your package with Domino’s food, beverages and desserts and/or Lowe’s party favors such as backpacks, T-shirts and water bottles. (For more information on how to book a birthday party, click here)
I am also available to hold lanterns and have beers for the parents.
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